Oklahoma picked up another in-state commitment for its 2017 class Saturday when Tulsa Memorial defensive end Isaiah Thomas announced his decision to go to OU.
Thomas chose the Sooners over Oklahoma State, Missouri and Tennessee among others.
Thomas (6-foot-5, 230 pounds) is the fourth recruit from the state from the class to commit to the Sooners, joining Collinsville's Levi Draper, John Marshall's Justin Broiles and Tulsa Union's Tre Brown.
He's the 13th 2017 commitment for the Sooners, who are No. 2 behind Ohio State in Rivals' team rankings for the class.
Norman standout Marisa Fleck recently signed her National Letter of Intent to play softball at Southeastern Oklahoma State, the school announced.
Last season, she hit .450 with 16 home runs and 45 RBIs while playing for former SEOSU standout Courtne St. Clair. She was on The Oklahoman’s All-City second team.
Fleck is also standout in track and field, where she won the Class 6A title for shot put and finished second in the discus.
Southmoore quarterback Casey Thompson waited for the better part of three weeks for the scholarship offer.
It finally arrived late Wednesday night, and now there’s a chance a family tradition could continue.
Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley offered the dual-threat quarterback, a day after Ohio State offered.
“Today’s offer hasn’t shocked me and I’m not into all the hype,” Thompson told The Oklahoman via text message. “From the outside looking in, you wouldn’t be able to see a difference in me! I (definitely) wanted it (though) and have been waiting. Just took off some pressure.”
SoonerScoop.com’s Josh McCuistion first reported
Deer Creek junior pitcher Mitchell Stone is heading to Wrigley Field this summer.
Stone was announced Wednesday as an addition to the Under Armour All-America game scheduled for Saturday, July 23, at the iconic stadium.
Stone, a 6-foot-9 left-hander committed to Oklahoma State, led Deer Creek to the Class 6A state championship game last week. He pitched seven strong innings during the state quarterfinals and had a pinch-hit home run in the state semifinals.
He joins Southmoore junior outfielder Conner Uselton in the game. Uselton’s participation was announced in January.
An in-state target for Oklahoma and Oklahoma State added a big scholarship offer to his impressive list over the weekend.
Tulsa Memorial defensive end Isaiah Thomas was offered by defending national champion Alabama.
Thomas, who is a 6-foot-5, 230-pound junior, tweeted news of the offer.
Thomas now has 16 scholarship offers, including Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Baylor, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Nebraska and Missouri.
Thomas could follow the path of another local product. Tulsa McLain’s Joshua Jacobs signed with Alabama on National Signing Day in February as a running back, choosing the Crimson Tide over the Sooners.
By Scott Wright Staff Writer firstname.lastname@example.org | Published: Thu, Apr 28, 2016
Names like Larry Rose of U.S. Grant — one of the state’s greatest 1-mile runners ever — or Glen Long of Douglass, who is part of two such forgotten records, or Nina Thompson of John Marshall, who had a hand (foot?) in four of them.
Mustang defensive tackle Deontre Thomas has been one of the more surprising football recruits in the 2017 class to burst onto the scene.
And the 6-foot-2, 265-pound defensive tackle exploded.
Now, he says he’s ready to make his college decision. He announced Michigan, Nebraska, Ole Miss, Arizona State and Texas A&M as his final five schools, and will make his commitment on Saturday.
The announcement is expected to be posted on his Twitter page around 1 p.m.
A 265-pound defensive end might sound undersized for Power 5 conferences, but his technique, along with a frame that can carry another 30 pounds make him attractive to recruiters.
“He’s an every-snap guy,” Mustang